Obituaries 11-06-2013

November 6, 2013
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Thomas McDonough Member of Local 4 Thomas E. McDonough of Revere, formerly of East Boston, died on October 29. A US Navy veteran of World War II, he worked in construction and was a member of Local 4. Mr. McDonough was the beloved husband of the late Gloria (Scarpa) McDonough with whom he shared...

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Library Grand Opening on Saturday

October 30, 2013
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Library Grand Opening on Saturday

Construction crews were out working this week to prepare East Boston new library on Bremen Street for its grand opening that is set for this Saturday. On Saturday at 11 a.m. Mayor Thomas Menino will join residents and elected officials to cut the ribbon on Eastie’s centrally located branch on the Bremen Street Park....

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Casino Concerns Aired Before BRA

October 30, 2013
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At a subdued Boston redevelopment Authority (BRA) meeting regarding Suffolk Downs’ proposed plans to build a $1 billion resort-style casino last Wednesday in East Boston residents raised some concerns since Caesars Entertainment was dropped from the project two weeks ago. Suffolk Downs and the city are going forward with a referendum vote on Tuesday,...

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Casino Vote on Tuesday

October 30, 2013
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On Tuesday, November 5 East Boston voters will head to the polls and vote on one of the most decisive issues facing the neighborhood since Logan Airport expansion in the late 1960s. The difference this time around is that Eastie resident, and not some state authority, will decide the future of the neighborhood. At...

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Police Investigate Shooting on Falcon St.

October 30, 2013
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Boston Police from East Boston’s District A-7 station are still investigating an early evening shooting that took place last Tuesday and are looking for the public’s help. The circumstances of the shooting are unusual as the victim was found in a completely different part of the neighborhood from where he claims the shooting occurred....

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Be Sure to Vote Tuesday

October 30, 2013
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When the Founding Fathers drew up our Constitution, the notion of a democratic form of government, in which every citizen was given the right to vote (although admittedly, citizenship in the late 18th century was conferred solely upon white males) was an almost-heretical concept in a world ruled by royals and oligarchs. However, more...

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Voters to Decide Casino Question

October 30, 2013
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Next Tuesday,  East Boston voters will be going to the polls to decide on the Suffolk Downs Casino proposal. The process has been a long time coming, starting more than six years ago since reperesentaives from Suffolk Downs first went into our community to tell residents about their project. To say that this is...

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Have a Safe Halloween

October 30, 2013
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Halloween is for children or the child in all of us. The thought of getting loads of free candy is sometimes just an overload as children race around the streets trying to make sure that they hit every house and get their treats. However, as fun as Halloween can be, there is also the...

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MEB Hockey Roundup

October 30, 2013
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Malden/East Boston hockey skates through another great week of games. Mite K(5-8 Years Old) Malden/East Boston 5, Dorchester 0 The Mite K team skated to a strong 5-0 victory in the Boston Mayor’s Cup Championship at Boston College Sunday morning. For the 4th straight tournament game Chris Hanifan posted the shutout. Jake Simpson had...

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Obituaries 10-30-2013

October 30, 2013
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Edward Martino Of Lynn, formerly of East Boston Edward Martino of Lynn, formerly of East Boston, died unexpectedly on October 26. The loving son of the late William and Florence (DeMattia) Martino, he was the devoted father of Jonathan and Nicholas Martino; dear brother of William Martino, Linda Quigley, Florence Martino, Donna Arone and...

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Caesars Bows out of Suffolk Casino Following Report from Gaming Comm.

October 25, 2013
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Caesars Bows out of Suffolk Casino Following Report from Gaming Comm.

The news over the weekend that Suffolk Downs asked Caesars Entertainment to withdraw as their casino operator shocked many residents in East Boston as they prepare to head to the polls to vote on the Host Community referendum on November 5. Both casino supporters and opponents spent the weekend digesting the information coming out...

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EBNHC Recognized by Children’s Hospital

October 25, 2013
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EBNHC Recognized by Children’s Hospital

Last week the East Boston Neighborhood Health Center (EBNHC) was recognized by Boston Children’s Hospital for the Center’s Let’s Get Movin’ Program, which promotes physical activity, nutrition, and healthier lifestyle choices for children, teens, and their families. As part of the recognition the Health Center received the 2013 William L. Boyan Award, which includes...

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Salesians Celebrate Partnership with Ninety-Nine

October 25, 2013
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The Salesians Boys & Girls Club in East Boston celebrated its 15-year partnership with the Ninety Nine Restaurant & Pub in Revere. The celebration and fundraiser generated $1,200 for the Boys & Girls Club. The night also marked the anniversary of the restaurant’s Revere location. During the anniversary event, guests enjoyed a spirited game...

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Casino Campaigns Entering Final Weeks

October 25, 2013
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Both Suffolk Downs’ COO Chip Tuttle and members of No Eastie Casino have been on the community meeting circuit ahead of the Host Community Agreement vote scheduled for November 5. While Suffolk Downs had a setback Friday after dropping Caesars as its casino operator, Tuttle has been briefing residents on the key aspects of...

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What Is next with Casino

October 25, 2013
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The onus is now on Suffolk Downs to convince the undecided voters in East Boston that the removal of Caesars Entertainment as their casino operator does not change the proposed casino project as a whole. Ballots have already been printed and a Host Community Agreement has been inked and with a little more than...

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Eastie Watch

October 25, 2013
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Rep Basile calls for calm At Monday’s Orient Heights Community meeting Representative Carlo Basile made a passionate plea for calm as the November 5 casino referendum vote approaches. “After November 5 we have to live together in this community so what I’m asking not as your state representative but as a human being—stop attacking...

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Letters to the Editor

October 25, 2013
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Casino forum planned Dear Editor: What Does A Neighborhood Casino Mean For You? will be discussed on Thursday, October 24, 2013, 6-8 p.m. at Sacred Heart Church, 303 Paris Street If approved, a casino will change East Boston, for good or ill, for the foreseeable future. While East Boston residents have seen the signs...

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MEB Hockey Roundup

October 25, 2013
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Malden East Boston (M.E.B). hockey squads finished up parity play last weekend in the Valley league and some teams even began their regular season with games now counting towards their season records. Mite K (5-8 Years Old) Malden/ East Boston 11, Winthrop 4 For the second straight week, the Mite K team knocked off...

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Obituaries 10-23-2013

October 25, 2013
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Mary Pelusi Housewife; of Saugus, formerly of East Boston Mary C. (Bagnera) Pelusi of Saugus, formerly of East Boston, died on October 13. She was in her 92nd year. A housewife, she was the beloved wife of the late Frank Pelusi with whom she shared 59 years of marriage; loving mother of Robert Pelusi,...

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Cutting the Ribbon on the Completion of the Development Project

October 16, 2013
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Cutting the Ribbon on the Completion of the Development Project

John and Melissa Tyler join City Councilor Sal LaMattina, members of the Chamber of Commerce and all the small businesses from ‘Maverick Marketplace’ in cutting the ribbon last Thursday on the completion of the development project.

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Connolly Picks up LaMattina Backing

October 16, 2013
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Connolly Picks up LaMattina Backing

Mayoral Candidate John Connolly, who is still leading the race according to the last Suffolk University-Boston Herald poll here in East Boston and citywide, picked up a key endorsements last week. Connolly received the endorsements of City Councilor Sal LaMattina. LaMattina, who stayed out of the Primary Election decided last week to throw his...

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Columbus Day Parade

October 16, 2013
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Columbus Day Parade

The East Boston High ROTC proudly marches in Sunday’s Columbus Day Parade in the North End.

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Casino Proves to Be a plus for Community in Pennsylvania

October 16, 2013
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Bensalem, Pa. is by all accounts an area of Greater Philadelphia very similar to East Boston and Revere. Bordering the northwest corner of Philly, Bensalem has long been a diverse ethnic enclave with blue-collar roots that prides itself on the hard work of its residents and small business owners. In 2006 the Philadelphia Park...

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Project Bread Awards Grants

October 16, 2013
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East Boston based Project Bread has awarded more than $1.79 million to 365 community food programs in 110 Massachusetts communities, including 130 programs at not-for-profit organizations in here and throughout Greater Boston this week. Among the recipients will be the East Boston Neighborhood Health Center who helps run free lunch and nutrition programs in...

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